Joy Thomas, or Nana Joy, pictured above, was born during the 1918 influenza pandemic in Palmerston North. She then lived through the 1925 polio epidemic.
Her advice to children in lockdown is to use their spare time to take advantage of their education, but still have fun.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield could probably take some of Joy's advice. There were fewer Covid-19 cases today but the number of clusters throughout the country has risen to 10.
The Opposition is trying to get a cash raise for everyone, saying the Government needs to be doing more to ensure businesses and jobs survive.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson got some of the hint, saying later in the day that changes to the Companies Act would allow struggling businesses to put some debt into hibernation.
What do our scientists think of a malaria drug touted by US President Donald Trump as a "game changer" in the fight against Covid-19?
Demand for it, and other medical supplies, is getting ugly.